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Welcome To KMFRI

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries. It is mandated to conduct aquatic research covering all the Kenyan waters and the corresponding riparian areas including the Kenyan's EEZ in the Indian Ocean waters. The Institute was established by an Act of Parliament (Science and Technology Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya) in 1979 and run by a Board of Management.

To be a center of excellence in aquatic research and promotion of sustainable utilization of marine and freshwater resources.

To contribute to the management and sustainable exploitation of aquatic resources and thus alleviate poverty, enhance employment creation and food security through multidisciplinary and collaborative research in both marine and fresh-water aquatic systems.

KMFRI'S Research mandate
The research mandate of KMFRI is defined by article No. 4 of the Science and Technology Act of 1979, Cap 250. The Institute is empowered to carry out research in Marine and Freshwater fisheries, Aquatic biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Chemistry, Ecological, Geological and Hydrological studies, as well as Chemical and Physical Oceanography.

Organizational Structure
The current organization structure comprises Government appointed Board of Directors headed by a Chairman and a Management team under the Director supported by three Deputy Directors(Marine and Coastal, Finance & Administration and Inland Waters).













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